Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'Christianity Lite' - Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner on National Review Online

'Christianity Lite' - Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner on National Review Online


Gino said...

surprised to see your deviation from excellent poetry.
maybe further deviations may be coming down the pipe?

here's hoping.
not for the lack of poetry, mind you, but for your normally well thought and expressed opinons and observations.

that said...
the secularists who were attempting to save christianity,(yes, small case 'c') if that truly was their aim, had it all wrong.

like air america, they placed the agenda (grow the christian membership) before the product (Christianity).

and have lost both.

the anglicans, along with the methodists, and to a smaller extent the ELCA, will continue to face decline as they compete for what is actually a very small slice of the population pie: homosexuals.

one of these will eventually rise to be the official jesus (small case 'j' by intent) church of same-sex sex. but there just aint enough of it to keep all three profitable (in the secular sense).

would totally love to see more from you on this.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Gino, I can't argue with you on that. God's truth doesn't always seem to be the best strategy in worldly terms, but he's always the "stronger horse" as the saying goes. I know that my church has accelerated its decline by its recent sexuality decisions, but its real fault lies with its deep desire to cozy up to the world, especially the Democrat party.

I've purposely chosen not to blab too much about these things, mostly so that I don't get myself worked up and so that I can concentrate on seeing this as more than just MY reaction. I'll admit that I'm sometimes tempted to write some things, but I think I'll try to hold my peace for the time being. Thanks though. (I posted this here just so that I wouldn't lose the article, which I wanted to read more carefully.)

As for poetry, I'd better get off my butt and write something!